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(AP) -- The U.S. Olympic Committee has pared down its list of possible host cities for the 2024 Olympics and expects to decide whether to bid in the next six or seven months.

After the board's quarterly meeting Tuesday, chairman Larry Probst said the USOC was contacting cities that had expressed interest in a possible bid but declined to say which cities were still in the running.

Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston and Washington were among those receiving serious consideration.

Chicago was the most recent U.S. city to bid for the Olympics, finishing last in voting for the 2016 Games.

Probst said before the USOC commits to a bid, members want to see what changes the International Olympic Committee makes to the selection process at meetings later this year.

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